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Definition of cPanel Hosting

For your information, it's good to know that most of the cPanel-based web hosting offerings on the present-day web hosting marketplace are provided by a quite insignificant business segment (as far as annual cash flow is concerned) named hosting reseller. Reseller website hosting is a type of a small-sized marketing niche, which generates an enormous amount of different web hosting trademarks, yet furnishing absolutely the same services: mainly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Due to the fact that at least 98% of the web hosting offers on the whole website hosting marketplace provide the same solution: cPanel. There's no variety at all. Even the cPanel web hosting price tags are alike. Very similar. Giving those who need a top web hosting service practically no other web hosting platform/web hosting Control Panel option. Thus, there is merely a single fact: out of more than two hundred thousand website hosting brands all over the world, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2, mind that one...

200,000 "web hosting firms", all cPanel-based, yet uniquely branded

The web hosting "diversity" and the web hosting "offerings" Google shows to all of us come down to just one solution: cPanel. Under 100's of thousands of different website hosting trademarked names. Imagine you are simply an ordinary guy who's not very well familiar with (as most of us) with the web site development procedures and the web hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and online portals. Are you prepared to make your web hosting pick? Is there any hosting alternative you can choose? Sure there is, these days there are more than 200k website hosting corporations in existence. Officially. Then where is the difficulty? Here's where: more than ninety eight percent of these 200,000+ unique hosting brands worldwide will offer you the very same cPanel hosting CP and platform, labeled differently, with strictly the same price tags! WOW! That's how big the variety on the contemporary web hosting marketplace is... Period.

The web hosting LOTTERY we are all part of

Simple mathematics demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting service provider is an enormous stroke of fortune. There is a less than one in 50 chance that an event like that will take place! Less than 1 in fifty...

The strong and weak sides of the cPanel web hosting solution

Let's not be unfair with cPanel. After all, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was modern and presumably answered all web hosting market prerequisites. To cut a long story short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have just a single domain to host. But, if you have more domain names...

Predicament Number One: A moronic domain folder structure

If you have 2 or more domains, though, be very attentive not to erase fully the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very easy to remove on the server, since they all are placed into the root folder of the default domain name, which is the very well known public_html folder. Each add-on domain name is a folder located inside the folder of the default domain name. Like a sub-folder. Next time try not to delete the files of the add-on domain names, please. Discover for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain folder structure is:

public_html (here my-default-domain.com is placed)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain)

Are you getting perplexed? We surely are!

Problem Number 2: The same e-mail folder setup

The e-mail folder arrangement on the server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Repeating the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin guys firmly enhance their belief in God when handling the e-mail folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too seriously.

Downside Number Three: An utter lack of domain management interfaces

Do we have to cite the total absence of a contemporary domain manipulation menu - a location where you can: register/relocate/renew/park or administer domain names, edit domains' Whois details, shield the Whois information, modify/set up nameservers (DNS) and DNS resource records? cPanel does not contain such a "contemporary" tool at all. That's a vast shortcoming. An unpardonable one, we would like to add...

Weak Side Number Four: Numerous user login places (min two, max 3)

How about the need for an additional login to utilize the billing, domain and tech support administration software platform? That's aside from the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel web hosting vendor. Now and then, depending on the invoicing transaction tool (especially invented for cPanel solely) the cPanel web hosting firm is utilizing, the devoted clients can wind up with 2 extra login locations (1: the invoice transaction/domain name management section; 2: the trouble ticket support section), ending up with a total of 3 login places (counting cPanel).

Negative Side Number Five: More than 120 web hosting Control Panel areas to get acquainted with... promptly

cPanel presents for your consideration 120+ menus inside the web hosting Control Panel. It's a fantastic idea to grasp each and every one of them. And you'd better pick them up briskly... That's extremely insolent on cPanel's side.

With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel-based web hosting vendors:

As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Remark that one as well...